Sound Waves?

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Are sound waves released in quanta?

If so, what are these bosons called?

If I'm wrong, please explain why?
 

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Yes, they are called phonons and they are bosons. See Wikipedia on this subject or other popular articles.

Bob.
 
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I think they are called phonons in solids, but I'm not sure about fluids? I don't think there is any 'sound particle' there...
 
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there is also something called 'rotons'. not sure if thats sound or not.
 
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Thanks for the help, much appreciated:)
 

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